1967 Corvette Roadster - You Can Take It With You!

A Well-Traveled C2 With A C1-Derived Trailer

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Data File: '67 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible (And '61 Corvette-Derived Trailer)
Owned by Mike Barricklow, Bakersfield, California

BODY
Restored production '67 Corvette Sting Ray
Bodywork: (and paint preparation) By owner
Paint: Sherwin-Williams custom-mixed Ultra Systems Red basecoat/clearcoat; Applied by owner

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CHASSIS
Frame: Original Corvette
Suspension: (Front) Restored OEM: Coil springs, unequal-length A-arms, stabilizer bar and Koni shocks (Rear) Restored OEM independent suspension with transverse leaf springs and Koni shocks
Steering: Restored OEM GM Saginaw recirculating-ball, power-assisted
Brakes: Restored OEM four-wheel disc brakes, power-assisted
Wheels: 15x7 Rallyes front and rear
Tires: Bridgestone 215/70R15s whitewalls all around

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ENGINE
Modified overhead-valve small-block v-8, (zz 383 crate engine)
Built By: GM Performance Parts and Gilbert Chevrolet, Freewater, Oregon
Modifications: "Fast Burn" aluminum heads, steel stroker crankshaft, hydraulic roller camshaft
Displacement: 383 ci (6.4L)
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Ignition: GM HEI with modified OEM '67 327 distributor
Induction: Mighty Demon 750-cfm four-barrel carburetor atop standard aluminum ZZ383 intake manifold
Exhaust: 2 1/2-inch-diameter GM cast-iron exhaust manifolds, MagnaFlow mufflers and 2 1/2-inch diameter exhaust pipes
Horsepower: 450 @ 4,800 rpm
Torque: 460 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

TRANSMISSION
Modified GM TurboHydraMatic 350 three-speed automatic
Built By: The Gear Box, Taylor, Michigan
Modifications: B&M shift kit, TCI 11-inch, 2,500-stall torque converter
Shifter: Modified OEM '67 Corvette Sting Ray automatic transmission shifter
Rearend: OEM C2 Corvette with RPO G80 Positraction and 3.36:1 rear gears

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INTERIOR
Restored production '67 Sting Ray interior
Seats: Restored production C2 Corvette Sting Ray
Upholstery: Red leather (Al Knoch reproduction)
Carpets: Reproduction Corvette loop-pile
Instrumentation: OEM Corvette (0- to 160-mph speedometer, 0- to 8,000-rpm tachometer, plus voltmeter and oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges)
Sound System: Custom Autosound AM/FM/Cassette
Heater/defroster: OEM Corvette
Air conditioning: Lower top and windows, then drive briskly

TRAILER
Frame: Hand-crafted stainless steel
Body: What was left of a '61 Corvette rear body section, refinished to match Mike's '67
Suspension: Solid axle mounted in heavy rubber bushings
Features Include: Two trunks (one in former convertible top well); teak wood inserts in seatback openings and front "deck," original Coca-Cola cooler and bottle opener

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